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Veteran’s Day

Good Morning, Today is Veteran’s Day. This is a special day to remember all those who have served our country. It also a day to think about those who are serving today abroad in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Today is a day to think about where we have been as a country and where we are going. It is a day to cry for those we have lost and to smile for those who were saved through their effort. Today is a day to honor and respect all the men and women in uniform.

On behalf of those who have served and are serving today, let’s make the right choice in moving mankind forward. It takes the same amount of energy to make a poor decision, a good decision and no decision at all so today let’s make a positive choice. Let us walk in faith that we can resolve territorial issues in a non-violent way.

If you know me you probably know my opinions about foreign policy and attitude towards war. Today at the veteran’s day I had to hold back tears as I listened to Vietnam Veteran’s talk about how much it means to get the recognition they were so long denied. In fact even now as I write this emotion washes over me. I have the deepest feeling of respect for these men and women. Though I can hate the war I can do nothing but love the warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, for love of country and family. Though I can despise politicians and men who plan wars I must never transfer this feeling to the men on the ground holding the rifle to protect my life and right to vote, to speak freely and to object to war. Thank you Veterans you have a special place in my heart and I hope to see all the men and women serving today to return soon and return safely. God Bless.

– Ben Andrews 661.948.8442 2010 Antelope Valley Veterans’ Day Parades 6, 2010, 10 a.m. – Quartz Hill! 50th Street West from M-4 to L-8 Flora Belle soloed in a Fairchild PT-19 trainer. She had about six hours of night time when she switched to the Stearman PT-17 biplane trainer. Irma “Babe” Story After two months of training in Kansas, Babe graduated from 13-26 school, number one in her class, along with 10 other women. Alter the women soloed in the 13-26, a telegram was sent to Washington informing them of what the women had done. Marguerite “Ty” Killen joined the war effort when the WASP age requirement was dropped to 19, signed up for WASP training and graduated in August 1944. She flew a variety of aircraft, including the Stearman PT-17, AT-6 advanced trainer, Beechcraft AT-11, the Vultee BT-13, and was a copilot in a B-24

Video by Chuck Lin

November 11, 2010 Posted by | av veterans, support our troops, veterans day, veterans day 2010, Vietnam Veteran | , , , , | Leave a comment